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Paul McCobb Irwin Collection Black Lacquered Mahogany Dining Chairs, Set of Ten

$12,995per set

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An exceptional set of ten Mid-Century Modern dining chairs By Paul McCobb for Directional and produced by Calvin Furniture, "Irwin Collection" USA, 1950s Elegant sculpted black lacquered solid mahogany frames, with textured white designer upholstery. Four chairs with brass stretchers. Measures: Side chairs - 18.5"W x 21.75"D x 35.25"H. Seat height 19.5". Armchairs - 22.5"W x 24"D x 35.25"H. Arm height: 24.25"H. Excellent condition. Fully restored. Frames are newly refinished, and seats and backs are newly reupholstered.

Details

  • Creator
    Paul McCobb (Designer),Directional (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 35.25 in (89.54 cm)Width: 18.5 in (46.99 cm)Depth: 21.75 in (55.25 cm)Seat Height: 19.5 in (49.53 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 10
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950s
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Refinished. Excellent condition. Fully restored. Frames are newly refinished, and seats and backs are newly reupholstered.
  • Seller Location
    South Bend, IN
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 4471-88321stDibs: LU2745329872302

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About the Designer

Paul McCobb

You could call Paul McCobb a man of parts. As a furniture designer, his work combined the attributes of many of his now better-known peers. Like Bauhaus designers such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer, McCobb's furniture had purity of form and line. Like the designs of Florence Knoll and George Nelson and his associates, McCobb’s work was efficient and purposeful. And even like George Nakashima, he was adept at interpreting traditional forms, in particular those of chairs, for the 20th century.

More than any other designer beside Russel Wright, with his ubiquitous ceramic tableware, McCobb was arguably responsible for the introduction of modern design into middle-class American households — if for no other reason than that he designed the 1952 set for the original Today show. McCobb also designed cohesive lines of furnishings, such as his best-known Planner Group, that gave homes an instant “look.” McCobb designed for several companies, most notably Directional, the New York firm that also produced designs by other legends, such as Paul Evans and Vladimir Kagan

The signal aesthetic attribute of McCobb designs is that he completely forsook ornament — his pieces have no flourishes. And yet, because they are honest — the chairs, desks and tables are made of solid wood, usually maple or birch, often paired with frames and legs of wrought iron; the cabinets are traditionally scaled; the seating pieces have historic antecedents such as the Windsor chair — McCobb’s mid-century modern work has warmth and presence.

As you can see from the offerings on 1stDibs, vintage Paul McCobb designs are the pin-striped suit, or the little black dress, of a décor: an essential.

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